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Provides a balanced approach of engagement and containment for regional policy makers with unique perspectives and analysis on the ongoing challenges and opportunities facing Iran while promoting US interests, regional conflict resolution, and the well-being of the Iranian people.

The latest pieces from MENASource:

20191120_Libya

Thu, Nov 21, 2019

Another conference, another incomplete solution for Libya

Libya should be created by and for Libyans. There is no place for external interventions or conferences without full participation of all Libyans.

MENASource by Karim Mezran and Federica Saini Fasanotti

Corruption Libya

Tue, Nov 19, 2019

Leaked Iranian intelligence about Iraq only tells part of the story

The recent story in the New York Times on leaked Iranian intelligence reports about Iranian influence operations in Iraq elicits a couple of possible reactions. If one works for the United States government, particularly in any department or bureau that deals with Iraq, one would be reasonable to feel some gratitude not only that the […]

MENASource by C. Anthony Pfaff

Intelligence Iran

Mon, Nov 18, 2019

Explainer: Iraq’s autumn of discontent

Waves of protests have hit Iraq this past October, calling for the resignation of the post-war government and sweeping changes. Last month alone, there have been reports of hundreds of protesters killed and thousands wounded by security forces in clashes across the country, from Tahrir Square in Baghdad to cities like Diwaniyah, Najaf, and Nasiriya […]

MENASource by Christiana Haynes

Corruption Iraq

Experts

Content

Thu, Nov 21, 2019

Itani writes on Lebanon’s protests for MEI: This complicated country has changed irreversibly

In the News by Atlantic Council

Corruption Middle East

Thu, Nov 21, 2019

Lipner quoted in Bloomberg on Netanyahu’s indictment

In the News by Atlantic Council

Corruption Elections

Thu, Nov 21, 2019

Slavin interviewed on The Heat regarding the Iran protests

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economic Sanctions Human Rights

Thu, Nov 21, 2019

Slavin quoted in TRUTHOUT on the impact of economic sanctions on Iran

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict Economic Sanctions
20191120_Libya

Thu, Nov 21, 2019

Another conference, another incomplete solution for Libya

Libya should be created by and for Libyans. There is no place for external interventions or conferences without full participation of all Libyans.

MENASource by Karim Mezran and Federica Saini Fasanotti

Corruption Libya

Wed, Nov 20, 2019

Slavin joins CGTN to discuss the Iran protests

In the News by Atlantic Council

Corruption Iran

Tue, Nov 19, 2019

Dagres joins Channel 4 on the shutdown of internet in Iran due to protests

In the News by

Corruption Economy & Business

Tue, Nov 19, 2019

Dagres quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald on the rise in fuel prices in Iran

In the News by

Corruption Financial Regulation

Tue, Nov 19, 2019

Leaked Iranian intelligence about Iraq only tells part of the story

The recent story in the New York Times on leaked Iranian intelligence reports about Iranian influence operations in Iraq elicits a couple of possible reactions. If one works for the United States government, particularly in any department or bureau that deals with Iraq, one would be reasonable to feel some gratitude not only that the […]

MENASource by C. Anthony Pfaff

Intelligence Iran

Tue, Nov 19, 2019

Iran protests: Something has to give

At midnight on November 15, the Iranian government announced it was hiking petrol prices by at least 50 percent. Although the government justified the measure—itself part of badly-needed structural reforms—as a means of generating cash handouts for 60 million of the country’s poorest citizens (or 75 percent of the population), it triggered large-scale protests across […]

IranSource by Kevjn Lim

Iran Middle East